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Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan’s national sport, sumo wrestling is a major part of the country’s culture. The vast majority of Japan’s sumo wrestlers live in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, which has served the sport’s hub ...  Read more

3 Days in Sapporo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are myriad reasons to visit cosmopolitan Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido. American and European designers helped create the relatively young city in the ...  Read more

Hiking and Biking in Hokkaido

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The untouched natural beauty of Hokkaido’s many mountains and lakes is a wonder to explore at any time, but if you visit during the delightful summer months, you can enjoy an incredible array of ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ephemeral cherry blossom season is fast approaching. The pink petals brighten urban and rural landscapes across Japan for a mere week or two, at most. During the famous “Sakura Matsuri” or ...  Read more

Karaoke in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...  Read more

Japanese Onsen Experience

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There’s nothing in the world quite like a Japanese onsen experience. These public bathhouses traditionally use natural hot spring water and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms. From an ...  Read more

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, January 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2722 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The snow-capped peak of cone-shaped Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day. Regardless of the weather, it can be reached by bullet train or coach bus in a matter of hours. Day trips to Mt. ...  Read more

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 759 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 678 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...  Read more

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 667 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...  Read more

Bullet Trains

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 532 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with ...  Read more

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 366 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It can be challenging trying to keep everyone happy and entertained when traveling with children. We’ve put together a few ideas and attractions that will help keep the younger members of the family ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 265 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, situated 26 miles (42 kilometers) outside of Kyoto in Japan's Kansai region, was the country's first permanent capital city. It's easily accessible from Kyoto by either train or bus (trains ...  Read more

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 152 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers, Kyoto represents the highlight of a trip to Japan, thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture. Whether you have one day or one week in Kyoto, don’t miss these city ...  Read more

Exploring Tokyo’s Backstreets

By Viator, December 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In any country, the best place to get away from other tourists and spend time with locals is to explore the backstreets. In Tokyo, in particular, the backstreets teem with family and locally owned ...  Read more

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